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(1) A SYSTEMATIC COURSE OF EXAMINATION-QUESTIONS ;

(ii) ALL THE QUESTIONS ON GRAMMAR AND ETYMOLOGY

PROPOSED AT THE WOOLWICH COMPETITIVE

EXAMINATIONS FROM 1854 TO 1869 ;
(ii) THE PAPERS SET AT THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE

LOCAL EXAMINATIONS FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

BY

I. PLANT FLEMING, M.A. B.C.L.

REPRINTED FROM THE LATEST ENGLISH EDITION, WITH COR-

RECTIONS, ADDITIONS, AND COPIOUS INDICES.

BUFFALO:
THE COURIER COMPANY.

1875.

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F 597 ana , 1875 Educ Lib,

PRE FACE.

This 'Analysis of the English Language is intended as a brief, simple, and systematic introduction to the works of Angus, Latham, and Marsh.

Perhaps, at the present time, no subject possesses more Educational importance than the study and practice of Method.* To meet, in this direction, a want extensively felt, no less than to counteract in the mind of the student uncertainty and confusion, special prominence has been given to Definition and Classification.

Examples of Syntactical Rules might have been multiplied to any extent, but the bulk of the work would have been seriously increased at a sacrifice of perspicuity.

The SECOND PART embraces, in twenty chapters, those words most likely to occur in general reading. The Saxon element has been carefully corrected by reference to Bosworth and Rask; for, of late years, several Saxon words of dubious origin have crept into existence.

* To promote this desirable object, Logic might receive some encouragement in the Public Examinations as a collateral subject with English. Until this be the case, Grammar may in some degree be made to supply its place.

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Upon the subject of Derivation, the works of Wedgwood
and Richardson have been principally consulted ; and in
cases of disputed etymology, two or three of the most
plausible conjectures have been offered.

In PART III., to a systematic course of Examination
Questions two series have been appended, to illustrate the
tone and requirements of the Public Competitive Examina-
tions. One contains a complete list of all the questions on
English Grammar and Etymology proposed at the Compe-
titive Examinations for admission to the Royal Military
Academy, Woolwich, from their commencement (1854) to
the present time. The other is a collection of the Papers
set at the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations
during a period of seven years.

A comparison of these two styles of examination will
suggest several reflections; one especially, the notable
absence from the former of Parsing and Analysis, which
constitute so prominent a feature of the latter.

TONBRIDGE : October 1, 1869.

A THIRD EDITION being called for, corrections have been
made in many places. The Examination Papers of the
Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations for the last
four years have been added by the kind permission of the
Oxfowd Delegacy and the Cambridge Syndicate. Two
Indexes have been subjoined, and it is hoped that these
(especially the Etymological one) will materially enhance
the general utility of the work.

TONBRIDGE: January, 1875.

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